I'm new here to the XFCE forums. The netbook that I have has installed Xfce 4.4.2 desktop enviroment. I need help getting my Acer Aspireone model AOA 110 to recognize the usb to serial adapter, this model does not have a 9 pin serial port. While trying to configure the port in GtkTerm, the error I get it is "No valid serial device found in /dev, sorry! You should have at least one of these; /dev/tty/USB*".
I want to use the notebook to interface with a Cisco router control port when I'm asked to do so when I'm running calls. In the past I have used a laptop with XP and Hyperterminal. The notebook was given to me when my laptop finally gave up the ghost,( He didn't like linux but boy have I been leaning alot!).
Looking around the internet, it was suggested to use GtkTerm in place of Hyperterminal and buy a USB to serial Adapter. After plugging in the adapter and typing lsusb, I get the message;
Bus 002 Device 002:ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
When I type dmesg I get,
usb 2-2 new full USB device using uhci_hcd and address2
usb 2-2 configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Please don't laugh at the next part as I'm still very new to Linux.
I've been trying to follow the advice given on this page:
I've tried typing in the line:
sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x067b product=0x2303
however the errors I was getting in dmesg was unknown parameter 'vendor'
Any help would be greatly appreciated.